26 Mar 2014

WWF Earth Hour MSPs Pledge 10

John Mason MSP is lending his support to WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March by becoming an Earth Hour star and celebrating our brilliant planet.

As 8.30pm strikes that evening, millions of people across the world will switch of their lights for an hour in a graphic demonstration of support for people and wildlife threatened by climate change. When the lights switch off, it is our planet’s time to shine.

By becoming an Earth Hour, star, John Mason and others are offering their support for a brighter future by committing to take more action beyond the hour to tackle climate change.  One of the things that politicians can do is commit to introducing new measures to reduce our own emissions in Scotland.  This includes reducing emissions from our homes, transport system and from our energy production.

John Mason MSP is urging constituents, local businesses and organisations to join in and be Earth Hour stars for WWF’s Earth Hour.

Last year more than 10 million people in the UK and 157 countries took part in the world’s largest participation event. Some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Forth Rail Bridge, Big Ben, The Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower switched off for Earth Hour.

Scotland celebrated the hour with schools, individuals, organisations, community groups and iconic buildings joining the big switch-off.  

To join the growing community of people supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, visit:

John Mason MSP commented:

“In previous year’s I’ve taken part in WWF’s Earth Hour and I’ll certainly be doing the same again this year – both at my flat and in the Constituency Office.  I would certainly encourage fellow East Enders to do the same.”